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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:19pm
Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Wyden:   The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to commend your leadership for holding a hearing on the National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 1691). State Foresters have a strong interest in the health and productivity of all forests – public and private. NASF is concerned that the current level of active management on USDA Forest Service (USFS) National Forest System (NFS) lands is insufficient to address the scope,...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:58am
April 24, 2015 Dear Mr. El-Lissy, On behalf of all of the State Foresters in the United States, I want to thank Agency Administrator Kevin Shea, you, and the APHIS leadership team for hosting the meeting with me and other members of the forest sector on March 25. It was a most productive discussion of our shared interests in protecting the health of the nation’s forests. As you know, the National Association of State Foresters has been a strong partner of APHIS for many years. We believe the...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:27am
Dear Mr. Donnay: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Information Collection: Good Neighbor Agreement With State Cooperators, 79 Fed. Reg. 73026 (Dec. 9, 2014). NASF is comprised of the heads of the state forestry agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. State foresters directly manage more than 63 million acres of publicly owned land and administer technical...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:15am
Dear Secretary Vilsack: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) writes to thank you for your efforts to implement the 2014 Farm Bill. We hope you will continue to aggressively implement these authorities and explore new and better ways to accomplish more work on the ground. State foresters deliver technical and financial assistance to private forests – which account for roughly two-thirds of the nation’s forests – and have a long history of working with federal partners to...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:54pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:11pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.  Forest Health Strategic Plan This resolution addresses the ...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments.  It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.  NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the woods, the work of State Foresters benefits all Americans....
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:01pm
Attached is the APHIS and Invasive Forest Pests Resolution that was approved at the 2013 NASF Annual Meeting.
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:29am
The FY2012 State and Private Forestry Report and supporting Appendix of State Fact Sheets gives an overview of success stories in the different programs that fall under the State and Private Forestry department of the USDA Forest Service. This year's report is titled Forests: An Investment in the Future and features at least one success story from each of NASF's 59 member states, territories and districts.